Shows: Tuesday 19th May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 Full/£6 Concessions/A limited number of student tickets at £3.
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An ARC Stockton Production
Learning How to Die
Written and performed by Luca Rutherford. Co-commissioned by ARC Stockton and Ovalhouse
This is a show about death. It’s not a show about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about the actuality of dying and how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life.
Learning How To Die asks what scares us about dying, and how can we use that fear to drive our living actions. Can we stop being scared of talking about dying? Can we find new ways to talk about death now, not just when we are faced with it, or have to deal with someone else’s? It won’t make it any less painful but it might just make things easier.
Join Luca in Learning How to Die and it might just change the way you live.
Luca is a writer and performer from Newcastle. She's not afraid of talking about dying. And she hopes by the end of it you won’t be either.
“One admires Rutherford not only for the bravery it takes to confront an audience with controversial issues, but also her ability to offer up her perspective with a quiet and convincing conviction.” Everything Theatre
Dying Matters Awareness week
18-24 May 2015
In Luca’s opinion talking about death won't make it any less painful but it may help make this easier. This week is Dying Matters awareness week. Like this show, Dying Matters is an organisation that celebrates talking about death.
Directed by Iain Bloomfield
Script advisor Chris Thorpe
Development supported by Northern Stage through the North East Artist Development Network
Image credit: Davey Poremba